Uh oh – are women becoming less faithful?

A new study has revealed that women cheating on their husbands has risen by more than 40% in the past 20 years.

This means that one in six wives cheat on their husbands, though the guys statistics haven’t changed – one in five men cheat on their wives, so it looks like we’re catching up. Not that that’s a good thing!

University of Washington sociologist, Pepper Schwartz says that the reason for this could be that women are more financially independent, and with social media we have greater opportunities to meet men.

Schwartz said: “They can afford the potential consequences of an affair, with higher incomes and more job prospects.

“They have more economic independence and may meet a better class of mate.”

Hmmm, we’re not sure if this is good news or bad news! On the plus side we’re making more money, but it doesn’t look like it’s bringing us too much happiness if one in six wives feel the need to cheat on their husbands.